Beer Wine & Spirits

Mosh Pit Tart Cherry Ale (NoLI Brewhouse, Spokane, WA)

January 13, 2015 by Leave a comment

We’ve featured NoLi beer before, and my intent was to give our Beer of the Week some variety, but then NoLi came along with this little special release beer called Mosh Pit Tart Cherry Ale. I was lucky enough to try this beer during the fall when it was still ...

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The Abyss (Deschutes Brewery, Portland, OR)

December 24, 2014 by 14 comments

Anyone who knows me, and my preferred beer styles to drink, is well aware of the fact I lean heavily towards dark beers. Browns and darker is generally where my flavor sits. When it comes to The Abyss, a special release beer by Deschutes brewery, of Portland Oregon, we may ...

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Punxsutawney Pilsner (Waddell’s Brewery)

December 9, 2014 by 11 comments

When I think Pilsners, I think boring. It’s just not my speed when it comes to beer. I prefer my beer the same way I prefer my women: dark, thick and a little rough. So you can imagine that a waify blonde wouldn’t really be my thing. The nose is ...

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Bitterroot Nut Brown (Bitterroot Brewery)

November 30, 2014 by Leave a comment

Bitterroot Brewery has a special place in my heart. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, in Western Montana, this is the first brewery I ever visited. I’m not even sure I really new what a brewery was at the time, or was aware that beer didn’t come ...

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Vanilla Bourbon Stout (River City Brewing)

November 15, 2014 by 5 comments

It’s Fall, and the only thing I hate more than a family get together is pumpkin beer. So you know what that means? Bring on the Stouts! And there’s one local brewery that really knows how to do a stout right: River City Brewing with their Vanilla Bourbon Stout. ...

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Scotch Ale (Perry Street Brewing)

November 7, 2014 by 1 comment

I’ve already sung my praise of Perry Street Brewing and all their success in my recent review (Read the article here: http://www.spokanevibe.com/perry-street-brewing/). Today I want to talk about what I consider to be their best beer: The Scotch Ale. Deep amber in color, this beer has a mild head that’s ...

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Saison D’Rye (Ramblin’ Road Brewery)

October 26, 2014 by 1 comment

Like the vagabond that is Ramblin’ Road’s logo, this brewery marches to the beat of their own drum and blaze their own trail when it comes to their craft. You know, minus the crystal meth abuse and panhandling. Choosing not to be confined by conventional brewing styles, Brian Guthrie (owner/brewer), ...

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Chapel Witbier (Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company)

October 20, 2014 by Leave a comment

As the landscape of craft beer continues to evolve, so does the tastes and genres. It’s very easy for a brewery to prop itself up under a wobbly tent of mediocrity, offering your typical beers to get you by: A golden ale/blonde, two IPA’s, a Stout and some variation of ...

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Rise and Grind (NoLi Brewhouse)

October 2, 2014 by 35 comments

When I first moved to Spokane about five years ago, I brought my love for craft beer with me. At the time Northern Lights Brewery, now known as NoLi Brewhouse, was the only brewery in town. I’ll admit, at first I wasn’t a fan. The heavy handed IPA craze ...

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